One of the 4 new 2012 pontoon boats ready ready for the season! The boats are in the water and are available for rent today! Give us a call 970-879-7019 for more information.
We will begin taking advanced reservations on May 15 for the summer months! The cabins are booking up on the weekends, but we have loads of availability mid-week. It’s a great little get-away, and mid week is great, less crowds and great weather! Call or email for more information firstname.lastname@example.org 970-879-7019
It’s an interesting comparison to last year at this time.
May 4, 2011 was snowing, the lake was frozen solid, there was over 8 feet of snow in the front of the marina store.
May 4, 2012 was windy, but it was about 70 degrees and sunny, the lake is open and the first boats of the year have already been on the lake and the fishing has been great.
Wow, I am so grateful that the weather is warm and that we will be open for the summer season before Memorial Day. We will have 4 new 2012 pontoon boats and a new 2012 Mastercraft X-15 for our wakesport boat. It will be a great summer, keep checking back for more updates….
Steamboat Lake hosted the first annual Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon. It was a huge success, with over 300 triathletes competing at 8200 feet above sea level! The race was one of the most beautiful courses in the country, according to almost all the participants.
Yippee! The Steamboat Lake Marina is finally able to take reservations online! That’s right, you can now check availability and book a secure reservation right here through our website.
Please take a minute to explore our new reservations system and check into the dates of your choice. Our cabin availability is shown in real-time so there’s no more waiting to secure the exact cabin of your choice.
And remember, we will begin taking reservations for boat rentals on May 15th
This morning was an active day for the Division of Wildlife at Steamboat Lake. A total of 58,512 hatchling Rainbow Trout were stocked into the lake this morning. That’s good news for avid fisherman that enjoy nothing more than the tug of a “live one” on the end of their rod.
Now before you start dreaming of that trophy trout… one of the 58,000… know that these fish are extremely small. Stocking the lake is something the DOW does several times a summer based on the surveys they take from the lake. The periodic stocking of the lake is meant to seed future generations of the species and a well-rounded habitat.
But avid anglers should be excited none the less. This many fish will create a nice influx of both future large trout as well as bait fish for the current stock of mature trout.
As I reflect on how the summer has gone, I think back to the church group that rented our wakeboard boat for 5 hours. I’ve never before seen a group of happier kids with wider smiles in my life. The sheer enjoyment they experienced that day is something I’m sure will stick with each of those kids for a very long time. And the idea that we were such a large part of their weekend entertainment really hits home in the grand scheme of what the Steamboat Lake Marina is all about.
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get area campers, fisherman, hikers, bikers and folks from all walks of like stopping by to say what an enjoyable place this is. We are priveledged to be able to operate our business within one of the top-rated State Parks in Colorado and appreciate each and every customer that has walked through our doors. It’s easy to get caught in the rut of thinking we are in the “boat rental” business but every now and again I’m reminded that we are, in fact, operating a “people business.” It’s a two-way street too. We couldn’t survive without the patronage of our wonderful clientele and our area visitors are happy that we are here for them.
So as you think back on your summer and the memories that were created we hope that part of your recollection includes an experience or two at Stemaboat Lake. If we were lucky enough to have showed you some fun this summer, we hope you return. If you didn’t get a chance to come see us, please start thinking about next summer. We’d be honored to have you!
In honor of this being ”Regatta Weekend,” a time when sailors from all around flock to the lake for competition and friendship, we offer you this video. Not that we saw anything quite this hairy out on the lake today, but this type of entertainment reminds us all to “Watch your rudder!”
After the steaming hot days of July, it seems that August has become a reminder that autumn is just around the corner. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to speed up summer or fast forward through any of the spectacular days we have left on the lake. But waking up to see mist on the lake and then sheltering from the almost daily afternoon rains we’ve been seeing gets me thinking about winter to come.
One of the most special things about working at a business located within a State Park is the opportunity to see firsthand the changing of the seasons. Having only really started here in May, I saw the late spring snowfall and battled harsh windy days while witnessing the ice of the lake slowly melt away. I was here for the stretch of 85+ degree days that made jumping into the lake the only viable option to escape the nagging heat. This week has been a reminder that the “monsoon” season is here and days are twiddling down before the kids are back in school and the leaves begin to change colors.
While it’s hard to predict what Mother Nature will serve us tomorrow or when the boats will in fact be pulled from the water, one thing is for certain. The constant flux of weather and beauty that you find within the Steamboat Lake State Park will always be something to treasure.